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Case: 19-4667
Date: 2-18-2019 at 12:41pm
Incident Title: MV stop – Possession of Marijuana
Suspect information: Geremy Pulinario 18 y/o male from Passaic NJ
Vehicle information: 2001 Chev Malibu (silver)
Description of incident: Officers pulled the above vehicle over for MV violation on Goffle Road near Diamond Bridge Ave. While speaking  with the driver, above suspect, officers noted an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officers asked the driver to step out of the vehicle. Officers asked the driver if he had anything illegal, and the driver stated that he had marijuana in the center console of the vehicle. A plastic bag of marijuana was recovered from the center console, and the driver was arrested. He was charged with:

  • 1604 S 2019 000053 / Possession of Marijuana Under 50 Grams / 2C:35-10A(4)
  • 1604 E19 000368 / Maintenance of Lamps / 39:3-66
  • 1604 E19 000369 / Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle / 39:4-49.1
  • 1604 E19 000370 / Obstruction of View / 39:3-74
  • 1604 E19 000371 / Failure to Exhibit a NJ Driver's License and NJ Registration / 39:3-29

And released pending a court date in Hawthorne Court.

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Case: 19-4918
Date: 2/21/2019 at 11:20 am
Incident Title: MV stop – Possession of drug paraphernalia
Suspect information:
Driver – Michael Straube 30 y/o male from Vernon
Passenger – Allison Miller 27 y/o female from Newton
Vehicle information: White 2000 Saturn LS
Description of incident: Officers pulled the above vehicle over on Goffle Road near Warburton Ave. While speaking with the driver, the officer noted an empty glassine envelope in the vehicle. The officer asked where they were coming from and the driver said he was coming from Haledon Municipal Court to pay a fine. The officer had the parties step out of the vehicle, and asked the female about the glassine envelope. She had a different account of where they were coming from. She then turned over several other empty glassine envelopes that she had. The driver then admitted that he had attempted to purchase heroin in Paterson, but was not able to. Both the driver and passenger were arrested and charged with the following:

Michael R. Straube: Summons #1604-S-2019-000055

  • Possession of drug paraphernalia / 2C:36-2
  • Loitering to commit a C.D.S. offense / 2C:33-2.1B

Two (2) motor vehicle summonses / E19-000381, 39:3-66 / E19-000382, 39:3-29B

Allison A. Miller: Summons #1604-S-2019-000056

  • Possession of drug paraphernalia / 2C:36-2
  • Loitering to commit a C.D.S. offense / 2C:33-2.1b

And released pending a court date.


Case: 19-5041
Date: 2/22/2019 at 9:15pm
Incident Title: MV stop – possession of heroin with intent to distribute
Suspect information:
Driver – Kari Dawson – 26 y/o female from Kingston NY
Passenger – Micah Parker - 27 y/o male from Kingston NY
Vehicle information: Green 2006 Nissan Altima
Description of incident: Above vehicle pulled over on Goffle Road near Macfarlan Ave for MV violations. While speaking with the driver, the officer noted an odor of Marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officer had the driver exit the vehicle to speak to her. She stated the odor of marijuana was in her vehicle as people had smoked in there in the past, but she doesn’t do that. She stated that they had come to Paterson to get food at White Castle. The officer asked if they traveled approximately 80 miles just to get food, of which the driver said “yes”. Upon speaking with the passenger, he stated that he had marijuana in the car, and that he had the female driver holding on to his heroin in her clothing. The female then produced the 250 glassine envelopes of heroin. Both parties were charged with:

Parker Complaint Summons 1604 S 57

  • 2C:35-5B(2) Distribution of Heroin
  • 2C:35-10A(1) Possession of Heroin
  • 2C:35-10A(4) Possession of Marijuana
  • 2C:36-2 Paraphernalia

Dawson Non-Indictable Summons 1604-SC-012138

  • 2C:29-1 Obstructing

Dawson Motor Vehicle Summons

  • E19-392 39:3-66 Maintenance of Lamps
  • E19-393 39:3-29 Fail to Possess Insurance Card
  • E19-394 39:3-40 Driving While Suspended
  • E19-295 39:3-74 Obstruction of Windshield for Vision

And released pending a court date.


Case: 19-5216 19-5213
Date: 2/24/2019 at 10:52pm and at 11:36pm
Incident Title: Defiant Trespass
Suspect information: Peter Vanderweit - 70 y/o male, homeless
Description of incident: Employees of the 7-eleven called to report Pete Vanderweit loitering on their property and in their store. Officers located the party and was stopped and given a ticket for Defiant Trespass. Less than an hour later, employees called again to report Pete was back and panhandling again. Officers responded and again gave Pete another ticket for Defiant Trespassing, and sent on his way.